Sheet Metal Apprenticeships

Take ordinary types of at metal and make them into specialized products for various duct and ventilation systems as well as architectural and specialized metal fabrication. Unique in the construction industry as the only trade that designs, manufactures and installs its own products.

Is a Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Right for Me?

What are the Qualifications?: 

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.  ** STRAP- School to Registered Apprenticeship Program, age sixteen (16) 
  • You must have a High School Diploma or GED. 
  • Must be physically capable of performing the work of the trade with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Applicants must also be able to take and pass a drug test.

What is the Length of the Apprenticeship?:

  • The length of a Sheet Metal Apprenticeship is around 5 years.
  • There are 9 total periods of the apprenticeship, after completeing the necessary work and classroom hours you will enter into a new period earning a higher wage. 

What are the Costs of the Apprenticeship?:

  • An application fee may apply.
  • There may be some book fees associated with the program as well.

Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Expected Wages

Values are within $2/hr


Percentage of
Journeyman wage
Period Wage/hr Benefits/hr Total Compensation

First year:

1st & 2nd Period Probationary


$14.62/hr $14.41/hr $30.80/hr

Second Year:

3rd period 

$16.02/hr $14.64/hr $32.56/hr

Second Year:

4th Period


$17.42/hr $14.87/hr $34.31/hr

Third Year:

5th Period


$18.82/hr $15.10/hr $36.07/hr

Third Year:

6th Period 

$20.22/hr $15.33/hr $37.82/hr

Fourth Year:

7th Period 


$21.62/hr $15.57/hr $39.59/hr

Fourth Year:

8th Period


$23.02/hr $15.80/hr $41.35/hr




Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Opportunities

Northern Idaho

Sheet Metal Workers Local 55

7209 E Trent Ave, Suite 1 

Spokane, WA 92212

Phone: 509-928-5009

Southwest Idaho

Sheet Metal Workers Local 55

5628 W Albatros St,

Boise, Idaho 83705

Phone: 208-384-0538

Eastern Idaho

Sheet Metal Workers Local 103

308 S Main St

Firth, Idaho 83236 

Phone: 208-233-5214

Contact Us

(208) 321-4814

802 W. Jefferson Suite 500, Boise, ID 83702